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    Govt may allow RMG factory owners to ditch workers’ group insurance

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:28pm on May 22, 2017

    Country’s export oriented RMG factory owners are likely to get exemption from paying premium for group insurance for workers as the labour ministry and sector leaders have agreed in principle to realise the insurance claim from the RMG central fund...

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    Bourses likely to raise share trading time by 30 minutes after Eid holidays

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 11:31pm on May 22, 2017

    Share trading period at Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges is likely to be increased by 30 minutes after the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays as part of the bourses’ move to align the country’s capital market features with the developed markets, officials of the bourses told New Age...

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    Mahbubul Alam reelected CCCI president

    Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 11:33pm on May 22, 2017

    Mahbubul Alam was reelected as the president of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Monday for another two-year term (from July 2017 to June 2019)...

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    Hackers hit Russian bank customers, planned int’l cyber raids

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 11:34pm on May 22, 2017

    Russian cyber criminals used malware planted on Android mobile devices to steal from domestic bank customers and were planning to target European lenders before their arrest, investigators and sources with knowledge of the case told Reuters...

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    City Group gets PQ licence for setting up EZ at Rupganj

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:35pm on May 22, 2017

    Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority on Monday issued pre-qualification licence to City Group for setting up a private economic zone in the country...

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    Govt may raise tax-free income limit for individual taxpayers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:26pm on May 21, 2017

    The government may raise the tax-free income ceiling for individual taxpayers in the coming national budget for fiscal year 2017-18 following demands from different quarters including taxpayers and trade bodies for adjusting the threshold with annual inflation and living conditions of mass people...

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    BSEC eases capital base for market maker

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 11:02pm on May 21, 2017

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has eased a number of conditions including the minimum capital requirement for becoming a market maker for listed securities in the finalised market maker rules...

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    98pc of annual farm loan target amount disbursed in 10 months

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:07pm on May 21, 2017

    Country’s banks distributed 98.26 per cent of their annual farm loan disbursement target amount in 10 months (July-April) of this fiscal year of 2016-17 as they have been focusing on the area of loan disbursement for quite some time due to a lower credit demand from the industrial sector...